Man Utd vs Bournemouth Preview | Latest Team News | Expected Line-Ups | Prediction
This is our match preview ahead of Man Utd’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth including team news, expected line-ups and predicted score
Manchester United will be looking to close-in on the top four with a win when they welcome Bournemouth to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has enjoyed the perfect start to life as caretaker manager after securing back-to-back wins over Cardiff and Huddersfield since replacing Jose Mourinho in the United hot-seat shortly before Christmas.
The Manchester giants will be hoping to make it three-from-three with another victory over Bournemouth on Sunday that would keep them in touch with the top four in the Premier League table.
The Cherries head to Old Trafford off the back of a 5-0 thrashing by Tottenham on Boxing Day making it seven defeats in nine games so Eddie Howe will be demanding a response from his players after seeing their campaign derailed following a solid start to the new season.
Man Utd are expected to welcome Anthony Martial back in to the squad after he missed the win over Huddersfield with illness while Romelu Lukaku could also be back in contention after sitting out the last two games while on compassionate leave.
Alexis Sanchez is back in training after overcoming a hamstring injury but this game may come too soon for the Chilean while Chris Smalling remains out with a foot injury.
Bournemouth will be without Simon Francis due to a serious knee injury while Adam Smith, Lewis Cook and Dan Gosling also miss out.
Man Utd 2-1 Bournemouth: United are unbeaten in their last six league games against Bournemouth and have never lost to them at Old Trafford in all competitions so they should be confident tomorrow. Solskjaer has lifted the mood at Man Utd and the players are playing with far more freedom so I expect the hosts to collect all three points – but it won’t be easy.
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